Sharon Struth will be signing her new book, Saving Anna, at Winterfest

As part of our Winterfest celebration, Bethel’s Sharon Struth will sign copies of her new book, Saving Anna, on Friday November 23rd at 2:00pm.

About the book:

Warming people’s hearts with true accounts of kindness is what columnist Anna Kelly does best. But no one knows the private misery she endures in her abusive marriage. Still, leaving is difficult–until a deeply personal bequest from a beloved elderly neighbor compels Anna to travel to Germany. There she begins an unexpected adventure of paying it forward that will take her far from her complicated life in Brooklyn.

About the author: 

Bestselling author Sharon Struth believes you’re never too old to pursue a dream. When she’s not writing, she and her husband happily sip their way through the scenic towns of the Connecticut Wine Trail. She writes from Bethel, Connecticut, the friendliest place she’s ever lived along with her husband and dogs. For more information, including where to find her books and published essays, please visit

An Interactive Evening of Cards with Melanie

Have you ever wondered what it is to read cards for yourself or others? Do you want to learn more about it? Melanie Barnum joins us Thursday November 29th at 7:00pm to teach you how to interpret and discover the messages that cards can bring to inspire and help guide you forward.
A fun evening with light refreshments. Registration is suggested.
About Melanie:
Melanie’s soul intention is to joyfully help others to connect to their gifts, understand who they are, and heal themselves through clarity & wisdom .  “What your mind believes, your body can achieve…….”

Terranexus with David K. Leff

Join us Friday November 30th at 7:00pm for an evening that reminds us how important spending time with nature is for all of us on Earth. David returns to Byrd’s Books and will read from and discuss his latest book, Terranexus: Connection and Meaning in Ordinary Places. This book is the latest in the Little Bound Book series from Midpoint Trade Books. To save a spot or order a book click HERE.

About the book:

Connect with ordinary places close to home. Discover inspiration and beauty nearby through the art of deep travel. Intrigue and wonder beckon just beyond your doorstep.

Reading David’s beautifully written essay will make you realize that the wonders of nature lie right beyond your doorstep. So grab your kids, turn off your cell phones, and enjoy them. 

-Gina McCarthy, former U. S. EPA Administrator

Leff has given us a permission slip and a directive: go forth and see. Travel local, travel deep. See the beauty in ‘hard-used places.’ Canoe polluted and pillaged rivers. Everything ordinary is beautiful. Go forth and make your own terranexus, your own ‘profound connection’ to your home ground. Celebrate your place in earth–there is no other like it.

-Howard Mansfield, author of Dwelling in Possibility

About the author:

David K. Leff is an essayist, Pushcart Prize nominated poet and former deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. He is the author of five nonfiction books, three volumes of poetry and a novel in verse. In 2016-2017 the National Park Service appointed him poet-in-residence for the New England National Scenic Trail (NET). David’s journals, correspondence, and other papers are archived at the University of Massachusetts Libraries in Amherst. He is the town historian and town meeting moderator of Canton, Connecticut where he also served 26 years as a volunteer firefighter.

Our Holiday Baking Event with Rose Beranbaum!

Please join us for an afternoon of birthday fun on Sunday December 9th at 2:00pm. as we celebrate Byrd’s Books 7th birthday! Author Rose Levy Beranbaum (The Baking Bible, The Cake Bible) will join us to discuss her book, Rose’s Baking Basics: 100 Essential Recipes, with More Than 600 Step-By-Step Photos.

If you choose to bake for the event from the book, you will receive a $20.00 gift certificate to Byrd’s Books when you bring your goodie to the event. The author will get the chance to sample your efforts, as will the rest of the group!

Boxes will be available for taking home the fruits of your baking efforts. It’s the holidays!! Boxes can be purchased for a $10 fee, which will be directly donated to DAWS, our local no-kill shelter.

The event is free, but registration is strongly suggested. We reserve the right to limit attendance due to space. Save a spot and register HERE.